Germany Flans ELsng
' hold in North Sea. '-
Washington, D. C SyU ; Island
: may become a modem Helgoland of
tli North tea. Like Helgoland,
whose cliffs gleamed with steel bat
tlements until the dose of the World
war, Sylt may bo made Into a naval
and air stronghold by the German
government, according to recent
news reports. .. : ;i ..." 7 '
"Sylt, one of-the North SW.un
group of Islands, la, (he largest German-owned
land spot In the North
sea," says the. National Geographic
society. , .'-,''. ,' , v i ,
' "A glance at map of the" Island
reveals its shape as that of. a kan
garoo facing the border line . be
tween Denmark and Germany. Ita
. area Is about one-half that of the
' District of Columbia with Its widest,
portion only about seven miles wide,
, - ' Summer . Resort., f i.;f
. "Recreation, not war, has recently
been Sylt's dominant feature,' .Only
even miles of water separate It
from the continent; Its palatial ho
tels and bathing beaches have long
- been: popular among .German and
other northern Europe vacationists
who also , are lured to It by the
, simplicity of life among the rural
Frisian;. Inhabitants who live con
tented In- their straw-roofed bouses.
(Next-- to recreation, farming and
stock-raising la the Island's chief
Industry..' ' f
, "Is the summer frequent steamer
service from Hamburg brings merry
throngs, to Sylt, and for those whose
curiosity "- would lead them Inland
there Is a railroad which runs al
most the entire length of the Island,
touching Important towns and vtl
lages. Spurs lead to quaint spots
,' off the main right-of-way, where an
cient Sylt customs survive. For the
motorist there also are good roads
that link the chief towns,
, "Normally Sylt's .population Is
'about 6000, but torrid sun's. rays
and hot breezes In continental cit
ies cause several .thousand people1
to make the Island their summer re
treat. Nearly half, of the 6,000 live
In the town of Westerland, the Sylt
.metropolis which lies about midway
the western shoreline. -
Oldest Oyster Banks.
"Off the southern coast are oyster
. banks which the' natives will tell
yoa are among the. oldest In Europe.
They were, It Is averred, discovered
800 years ago by Knut the Great
' Their commercial value led Freder
ick ri, duke of Holstelu Gotorp, to
seize and make them a royal pot-
' "Sylt, also like Helgoland, annual-
'ly gives up a portion of Its unpro-
- tected coast to the storm -tides of
the North sea. Uke a giant steam
shovel the waves tear gaps Into the
Island's rim annually. Many miles
of walls have been built to protect
the coastline, especially near - the
towns, while In sandy portions of
1 the Island dunes have been strength.
ned to curb the devastation of the
. relentless sea. '
"Fobr island, lying south of Sylt,
CMef Shoots Straight, ''
., but "Windage" Is Off
r Cleveland. "If you want to shoot
guy's bat off," said PoUce Chief
Bert Tllson of suburban 8haker
Heights, "aim at his shoestrings.'
- "Okay,", said Chief Herbert Gles-
ler of Beach wood, another suburb.
"I gotcha. Keep your eye on the
Chief xGIesler had come over to
the Shaker Heights city ball for a
;blt ' of target practice with Chief
: ,TUson. They were " trying otrt the
Shaker police department's new sub-
Biachlne gun. ' ' -, , ';
x "I've never shot a machine gun
before.- said Chief. Gelslerv "But I
know how to do It I've seen these
guys In the movies., Be loaded a
belt of cartridges, palled back for a
foil automatic blast. .: . ,
One bullet crashed Into the wall
where' the bull's, tall, might nave
been and the rest of the slugs tore
. through the asbestos covering on
, the steam pipes running along un
x der, the celling, overhead. Dust fell
.' Xor Ave minutes. , ; :
"Now," said' , chagrined Chief
1 Gelsler. "that . guy I . saw In the
.." movies" . '- . ;
- This eorkscrew-sbaDed
mer at Rapid City and Its Inventors, Bev. 0. H. Locke and Lorrin Hansen, expect It to. show a speed of 800
anlies an hour. An all-metal dirigible, with vanes running around It, the contrivance revolves In s steel frame
TfiOO times a minute. It has wings
' s in area and has a
i arly equal to Its larger
'. I hr and Arm run, both
a ;o ' sre-" popular", play
. i e the only other Impor-
J of, the North Frisian
silago which Includes many
1 ?, i, mil, sandy as well as grass-
red land spots that appear as
Dough they are floating on tne
North, sea waves." ,
lach i Yearly of Top Soil
Is Eroded Front Farms
Pullman. Wash. Natural 1 wind
and. rain erosion in the rich central
Washington wheat belt Is carrying
away as much ss an men a year ox
soil, according to W. A. Rockle, re
gional director of the 100,000-acre
northwest erosion control project '
Where formerly only wheat was
grownV- farmers are now planting
grasses and legumes, ana teeaing
sheep and cattle. Planting of trees
and cover crops Is expected to help
curb the yearly damage, to wheat-
lands, many of them lying tallow
under the AAA wheat-acreage re
duction program. 1 .
Recapture Past in . Colorful
Phoenix, Aria. While In other sec
tions ttt tbe country attention Is
directed to 'little theaters" and
workers' theaters, the Southwest
has developed an Increasing Inter
est In the historical pageant .
Colorful dons of old Spain stalk
across tbe Stages, Bringing oacs
the days of Conquistador. In
dian slaves and miners and gun
men refresh memories of bygone
la rich natural settings, or In
huge stadia of steel and cement
players have tried to recapture the
The plays and themes and actors.
too, are Indigenous to the South
west Hundreds of persons com
monly take part '
Tbe legends of Montesuma, great
' Br CHE RIB NICHOLAS
- One of the most' exciting develop
ments In tbe summer woolens, which
are so. smart- this, season, is the
new wool taffeta. Tbla charming
material Is really a glorified version
of that old-time favorite, wood chai
ns. It appears In small quaint geo
metric prints In white on dark
grounds or' In deep shades, against
white.', IMalldrs perfectly In shirt
waist frocks of the Street and spec
tator sports types and being equally
attractive for., active sports wear It
Is winning rapid i acceptance. Tbe
ffrnnd think about tills new "wool
taffeta la that It is As1 pracUcal as
It Is good looking, for Its does not
crush or. wrinkle, .holds .tailored
pleats In any weather and washes
and Irons as easily and satlgfactor-
alrDlane-ZeppeUn. called the Aerozep, Is scheduled to make lu test flights this sum
like an airplane and a large rudder, v,
- '. CI J Indian L . s
Wichita, Kan. The dust i n
duclng winds from the South
west which have eroded farm
lands, have brought nothing but
111 fortune for most farmers, but
for their children they have pro
duced a new sport with s tasb
angle, which the youngsters ap
preciate "highly. 3:':''',(.v;X: rf
Hundreds of Indian arrow
Beads, long burled, have been
brought to light by the shifting
soil and i week-end expeditions
are organized by school children
of southwestern Kansas to hunt
for them.,:;f:'f;ff'::S;i 'T
The children report , particu
larly good "pickings" at scenes,
of early day skirmishes between
the pioneers) and '-. the Indiana.
Old camp sites along the Santa
ITe trail. Point Bocks, In the ex
treme southwest corner of the
Jtafe, and Wagon Bed A Springs
down the Clmmaron, are favorite
hunting spots. , r,
Sweater Than Cane Sugar
Levulose, derived from the Je
rusalem artichoke, is approximately
half again as sweet as cane sugar.
The difficulty of. Its preparation for
industrial purposes precludes its
being sold at every grocery. , t. .:
Its Early History
mythical Indian, ruler, and adven
turers of Cortes are recreated In
what sponsors nope may lead to
s permanent vogue of the pageant
A - number of , natural sites are
being Improved and new ones be
ing discovered and used. The most
famous of the natural ; stages
Is that of Red Knolls, east of Phoe
nix river, where a pageant of Gila
valley history Is presented annu
ally. Above are the towering cllffa
of red sandstone, which throw back
the voices of the speakers to the
audience In the bowl At both sides
tbe cliffs stand close In . natural V.
At flagstaff. Mesa, and Phoe
nix likewise, artificial or natural
outdoor settings, are nsed for elab
orate presentations. Sound am
plification permits productions - for
huge crowds. Choral effects so far
have not been developed to the ex
tent that enthusiasts foresee.
In sddltlon to these,- "frontier
day" celebrations are profitable
and successful methods of combin
ing business with fun the celebra
tions being Intended to attract at
tention of eastern visitors.' Rodeos
likewise are flourishing, promising
that arts of tbe range win not be
lost even - should their need dis
appear. Aside frost a few big shows.
most' of the latter are staged for
the benefit of local and neighbor
Ily as cotton, the gayest hues (It
comes In a riot of -bright colors)
are colorfast An Important consid
eration for warm weather -wear is
that (this summer fabric will not
cling to the body, which makes It
cool and comfortable. The picture
shows a nicely tailored , spectator
sports frock for summer wear of
tbe new wool taffeta small white
geometric figure on - a red , 4ack
grouhd (the voguish Dubannet red).
The., triangle scarf tucked In below
the 'mannish collar, 'and. the - nail-
studded 'leather belt are smart de
tails. : -
This summer woolen has found
high favor ln Paris. ; "
Paris Doctor Sues City
for His Injury in Riot
Paris. A French surgeon,: Dr.
Jean Beuchon, . who was Injured
seriously In the riots here In Feb
ruary of 1934, hat filed suit against
the -city. ' v,; v. -,--?.' v.- .
; On February fl Bouchon was sum
moned to a cafe In tbe Bue Royals
to give aid to the Injured. He re
mained at the disposition of Bon-nefoy-Slbour,
who was prefect of
the Seine at the time, from 7:80 W
til. after midnight As he was leav
ing the. cafe he was drawn Into a
crowd' of .rioter! ' and ' was . swept
on with, them to the'; Place de la
Concorde; In the lighting that, en
sued Boucbon wai Injured serleas-
Cnabl.to cobtlnue'Jn the medical
profession, as he, has been, eonsnea
to a hospital since he was injured.
Bouchpn has Engaged a lawyer to
get financial, recompense. ; ,
v 1 , .a . . . J
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FINNEY OF THE
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IW'I :t ;; 111 ,
tUIt'S W,.'t !-
lllzfld man," is I
of the higher plank),
cles In Ceylon, the
glganteus, writes H. V
coma, wasn., in uoiif
that frequently grows at
one Inch In every 90 nii
fiA Mutt Have Air I
An air bladder. Intern;
regulates the height din
factor permitting the fish to
stationary at varying aepu
out muscular activity, The a
der Is said to be the renin
what was once a lung, or aa
arrangement for breathing. .
t Not NmJ Smnnw Tisna
The northern countries of I -
rope, such as Sweden, Norway i i
Scotland, do not adopt summer t
davlleht extends weu to
mMnic-ht and starts again sev
hours later. Near the Arctic ch c!,;
daylight is , pracucauy conunuunj
throughout the summer time, ' ,
ttraVA island lies between Midway
and Guam. It is a coral atoll, four
and a quarter miles -long and two
and a quarter miles .wide. Within
the ' reef line! are -three "Islands
sparsely covered with vegetation
and Inhabited by a nose 01 sea Diraa.
Dogs' Temperarere Higher '
Tha nnmnat temnprature of doss
Is higher than that of people. It Is
naiiv ahnni: 101 denees. Touhe
nIIoks and small ones have slightly
- - . i, -1 .
higher temperatures man oiu auu
large animals. . :, :J:l.. .
- Dob's Own CUn WM
Jr. . ' i . U..1 1. a .M. . wait
to prevent Invasion," said HI Ho,
uiw v " : I
ltage tt was a failure, K we do not
even own the wan."
:v'''' I.troJmod' ' Fol Hn&t
Tjirrt Fairfax Is credited' with In- -
trodndng fox hunting In Virginia In :
1730. In 1742 he sent to England
for the first pack of English-bred ,
Laiayott No VP Etliih .
AlHinnirh he traveled extensively
among EngUsh-speaklng people, La
fayette's knowledge 01 me n.ngi
language was very Umlted. ' - . v;
Heart TroMe,v'-': '
The serious heart malady, angina
pectoris, strikes men more often"
hn women, due anDarently to their
more strenuous acuviura.
' 'fA Cmm. Yob Connt EmT .
', "A hypocrite;" said HI . Ho, f
sage of Chinatown, "Is an actor b o
Is sore sooner or later to atteinp "
a role In which he U a failure. .
'li,-''r. 'pmm mmm ' "i
Yellow Fever Parasite Mystery - '
$ The parasite causing yellow fever '
has never been fonnd and described
but It Is known to be extremely '
smalL " - ' " ' ,
BETTER BE SURE.
; -Percy MUs- Hopsklpl
' Bessie I
wm yon be my wlfel : i
Bessie Why, Jrou askedf me that
J last week and I said iW;,f . ; : '
, Percy But I tnougnt n possiuie.
yon might have changed your mind...
? li Those Parly' Platforma i ;;"j.i'
J"A party platform M a mighty lm- .'
jbortant i consideration,, "said 1 jnb ;
statesman. V;A-i' "li-V'-v" ' '
"teaX replied (he other, a party
platform In politics Is a good dea
like a bunker In golt. The rules rJv
quire it, but yon show your skill In
"Was this picture of, your husband
taken, before you knew hlmJ" -;':;
"les. ( It was , taken : during .the
honeymoon." Detroit News. ; .
1 1 -I. '! 'i- ' f; .".' ; '' '
s Worse Thas That '. , .
Bon Dadi is "politics" pluralt : ';p
'Dad No j, there Isn't anything In
the world more singular' than poll- !
'tlCS, " ' Cr:: W-'V